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Air pollution and autism

New DEOHS study shows how exposure to air pollution early in life may lead to autism

February 14, 2019 | Ashlie Chandler

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DEOHS student Silvia Rus examines data gathered during her internship as her supervisors look on. Photo courtesy of Silvia Rus.

Learning beyond the classroom

DEOHS invests in tomorrow’s health and safety leaders by supporting student internships